Departmental News

Click here to see the Fall/Winter 2011 Newsletter for the Comparative Literature Program!
The UniVarsity Film Series began last evening with a screening of The Last Wave at 7pm. This was the first of nine fantastic films that the department will be showing, in their original and glorious cinematographic format, over the course of the semester at the Varsity Theater.  All of the films in the series are free and open to the public--so, please, come,... read more
The Department of English and Comparative Literature recently honored Dr. Rebecka Rutledge Fisher with its Graduate Student Mentoring Award, recognizing her commitment to guiding and directing the professional development of its graduate students.  Dr. Fisher, while describing some of the tasks she performs as a mentor, discussed editing dissertation chapters and articles for publication;... read more
The Department of English and Comparative Literature congratulates Sara Morris, Elizabeth Benninger, and Kelci Harris on their recent inductions into Phi Beta Kappa.  Morris, a double major in Spanish and Comparative Literature, was inducted into the prestigious organization in the Fall of 2011, shortly after receiving a grant from the university to pursue research for her honors thesis.... read more
Daniel Anderson is the inaugural winner of the UM Press/Sweetland Publication Prize in Digital Rhetoric for his long-form webtext Screen Rhetoric and the Material World. The press release for the project notes how Anderson "reconfigures the print-centric theories we use for composing—as well as reading, analyzing, and making sense of—screen-based media. . . . Anderson’s digitally born project is... read more
Dr. Connie Eble recently traveled to the United Kingdom where she participated in a slang workshop at the University of Leicester. At this workshop, Dr. Eble met Aaron Peckham, founder of the popular website Urban Dictionary, which functions as an online dictionary for slang words and phrases. Dr. Eble is the linguist for the English department and her research interests include the social... read more